Love where you live – a series – Brunch with Santa

December 15, 2020

Let’s face it, 2020 has been a bust. We have all been affected in some way by the global pandemic whether it’s having been out of work, vacations canceled, wedding plans changed, birthday parties revamped or being medically affected by COVID-19, it has downright sucked. Don’t get me wrong I usually try to see the positive in situations and this past year is no different. The positive of this year has been getting to spend so much time with my husband and kids. I’ll never get that time again and I’m truly thankful to have had that opportunity. While I’m sad at the things that I may have missed out on this past year and sad for my friends who have also been affected by this past year I’m also sad watching my kids going through this. Kids are definitely resilient and adapt quickly however I think it’s important being able to keep certain things as “normal” as possible. While me may not be having our big Christmas Eve party this year we did want to keep the spirit of the holiday alive for our kids. Finding a Brunch with Santa did prove to be harder this year but I was able to find one with an opening this past Sunday and it was fantastic. If you’re local to central Long Island then I would highly recommend The Club, a Public Steakhouse for your Santa Brunch.

I love the style an decor of The Club. It has lots of brown leather and grey tones with beautiful chandeliers throughout. The addition of the holiday decor made everything look magical. As far as precautions regarding COVID they seem to be going above and beyond. Reservations are recommended as they have everyone very spaced out. Instead of a traditional buffet brunch they brought as three tier platter of pastries to the table to start. My kids favorites were the mini donuts. Brunch included the pastries, an appetizer, entree and either Mimosa, Bloody Mary, coffee, tea or soda for adults. For kids over three they get an appetizer and an entree of a waffle or chicken fingers. Kids under 3 are free but can order an entree. I got the heirloom tomato and burrata as an appetizer and the breakfast burger as my meal. The breakfast burger was out of this world good. A pulled pork and brisket burger with a fried egg on top.

When I was searching for a place that had Brunch with Santa I found many restaurants with a Sunday Holiday Brunch but no Santa. I don’t know about you but spending $35+ on a holiday brunch without any holiday fanfare does not seem worth it. At The Club they had Santa there and he came around to every table and spent time with the kids and families. While my son may have been terrified 😂 it still created that holiday magic for my kids. The host even came around to the tables to inform us that Santa was heading back to the North Pole of the kids wanted to say goodbye.

After a year of hardships, stress and disappointment especially for our little ones this morning of holiday magic felt incredibly special.

If you’re looking to do a Holiday Brunch with Santa I highly recommend checking out The Club, a Public Steakhouse at Port Jeff Country Club. They have one more day of brunch scheduled for Sunday December 20 from 11-2.

Check out the Port Jeff Country Club website for more information


December 15, 2020 – Lifestyle